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Welch Center Research in Progress (RIP) Seminar

Welch Center Research in Progress (RIP) seminar meets twice a month during the academic year and provides an opportunity for trainees to present their planned or ongoing research.

The goal of the seminar is to provide a forum for students and fellows in the Cardiovascular and Clinical Epidemiology Track to present their planned or ongoing research and to obtain feedback from faculty and peers. The focus of the trainee seminars will be on issues related to the design of epidemiologic studies, data collection, statistical analysis, and drawing causal inferences from epidemiologic studies. Trainees receive early faculty feedback on research projects and gain skills and confidence in delivering research presentations. Master's and doctoral students in the track of Cardiovascular and Clinical Epidemiology are required to attend. PhD students in the track are required to present their dissertation proposals at this seminar. The seminar occasionally hosts presentations or panel discussion by faculty on topics related to career and professional development and research skills.

2nd and 4th Mondays of each month, September through May, 12:15 – 1:15 PM

DateTopic & Presenter
Panel Discussion
“What I Know Now: Wisdom I Wish I’d Had as a Student” 
Faculty Showcase Presentation
Kunihiro Matsushita, MD, PHD; Junichi Ishigami, MD; Megan Henry, PhD
Faculty Showcase Presentation
Jung-Im Shin, MD; Josef Coresh, MD, PhD; Aditya Surapaneni, PhD
Faculty Showcase Presentation
Casey Rebholz, PhD, Noel Mueller, PhD; Shoshana Ballew, PhD
Student Presentations

Curtis Tilves, “Microbiota composition and diversity is associated with abdominal adiposity: findings from Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging”

Yasuyuki Honda, “The degree of aortic and mitral valve calcification and valvular abnormalities in older adults: The Atherosclerotic Risk in Community (ARIC) Study”
Student Presentations

Kathryn Foti, “Contributions of Social Determinants of Health and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors to Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Premature Mortality in the United States”

Moira Differding, “Associations of gut microbiota diversity and composition with pulse wave velocity in the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging”
No Meeting - Winter Holiday
No Meeting - Winter Intersession
Student Presentations

Erin Spaulding, "Sociodemographic Determinants of Electronic Medical Record Use Among Adults with Self-Reported Hypertension, Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Disease: 2020 Health Information National Trends Survey"

Amelia Wallace, "Natural history of prediabetes in middle-aged adults and long-term risks for kidney and cardiovascular disease"
AHA-EPI Presentation Practice

Shutong Du, "Protein Biomarkers Of Healthy Dietary Patterns In The Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities Study"

Valerie Sullivan, "Changes in diet quality and chronic kidney disease progression and all-cause mortality in the CRIC Study"

Frances Wang, "Outcome preferences related to cardiovascular preventive therapies in older adults: An online survey"
Student Presentations

Mingyu Zhang, "Metabolome-wide association study identifies cord metabolite biomarkers of elevated blood pressure in childhood and adolescence"

Scott Mu, "Self-Rated Health, Hospitalizations, and Mortality in ARIC"
Student Presentations

Bige Ozkan, “Adipokines and Metabolic Health in ARIC”

Yong Zeng, “Prevalence and Mortality Implications of Differences in Creatinine- and Cystatin C-Based Estimated GFR in U.S. Adults, 1999-2004”
Panel Discussion
"Insights on Non-Academic Career Pathways from Recent Graduates"
Panelists: Esther Kim, Emily Hu, Aozhou Wu
Welch Center and Ciccarone Center Joint Research in Progress Session
Ellen Boakye, “The Utilization of Google Search Query Data in Cardiovascular Research and Tobacco Regulatory Science”

Kentaro Ejiri, “Chest symptoms and subsequent risk of incident cardiovascular disease: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study”
Student Presentations

Serena Donghan Su, "The metabolomic markers of ultra-processed food and incident chronic kidney disease in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study"

Grace Zheng, "Ultra-Processed Food Consumption in Relation to Food Security and Consumer Behavior: Cross-Sectional Analysis of the 2017-2018 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey”
Student Presentations

Zachary Newton, “25-Hydroxyvitamin D Deficiency and Risk of Dyslipidemia in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease”

Fernando Mijares Diaz, “Brain volume differences and mild cognitive impairment”
No Meeting